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Cycle Route Holyhead - Cardiff, Lôn Las Cymru

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Elevation profile Cycle Route Holyhead - Cardiff, Lôn Las Cymru

Added on 30 May 2012,

on 23 Feb 2017

Cycle route metrics

Total distance in km

414

Cumulative elevation gain in m

6.422

Avg. slope uphill in %

1,55

Cumulative elevation loss in m

6.423

GPS track data

Information about rights to the gps-track data

Rights owner

Openstreetmap and Contributors + biroto-Redaktion (biroto.eu)

Rights characteristic / license

Contains information from OpenStreetMap, which is made available here under the Open Database License(ODbL)

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by biroto-Redaktion on 23 Feb 2017

Track points in total

7.588

Track points per km (avg)

18

Start/endpoint

Start location

Holyhead, Wales, GB (12 m NHN)

End location

Cardiff, Wales, GB (11 m NHN)

Sources of information

Books and maps:

  • Sustrans Lon Las Cymru North: The Official Route Map and Information Covering the 137 Miles (220.5km) of the National Cycle ... Llanidloes (Sustrans National Cycle Network)
  • Sustrans Lon Las Cymru South: The Official Route Map and Information Covering the 118 or 104 Miles of the National Cycle ... or Chepstow (Sustrans National Cycle Network)

Beds4Cyclists, worth visiting and infrastructure

Name and address

Latitude / Longitude

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Type of accommodation

Route km
Dist. to route
Elevation AMSL

Rating for cyclists

 

51 km
1,6 km
30 m

GB-LL57 2EF Bangor

 

Bike Lockers

12 bike lockers available.

 

51 km
2,4 km
18 m

GB-LL57 1DT Bangor

 

Heritage building(s)

Garth Pier, Bangor
Cathedral Church of Saint Deiniol, Bangor
Bangor Cathedral
Penrhyn Castle

Bangor is a small city in Gwynedd.

Understand

Bangor is a small coastal city in North Wales, and is a picturesque city offering views over the Menai Straits (especially attractive at sunset), and also serves as a convenient base for visiting the nearby Snowdonia National Park.

With a population of only around 14,000, Bangor is one of the UK's smallest cities. Bangor is a university city and has a large student population, and is home to Bangor University, established in 1884.

Around half of the people in the city can speak Welsh, but if you took away all of the students in the university, this figure would be much higher.

See

  • Bangor Pier, +44 1248 352421. Also known as Garth Pier, this Victorian pier opened in 1896 and reaches halfway across the Menai Straits to the Isle of Anglesey. At the end of the pier is the Whistlestop Cafe, which is popular and well-known locally for its scones. Garth Pier on Wikipedia 
  • Penrhyn Castle, LL57 4HN, +44 1248 353084. Varies by season. The castle is closed over the winter months. A neo-Norman Victorian fantasy castle from the 19th century, Penrhyn Castle is now a National Trust property. It contains a collection of "Norman" style furniture and old masters' paintings. It has a shop, tea room, a doll museum, two galleries and an industrial railway museum. Can be considered well over the top in the desire to impress but the kitchen quarters and the walled garden are particularly to be recommended. £11.50, £5.75 for children. Penrhyn Castle on Wikipedia
  • Bangor Cathedral, +44 1248 354999. A 6th-century cathedral with attractive architecture. The focal point of the city. Bangor Cathedral on Wikipedia 
  • Storiel (formerly Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery), Ffordd Gwynedd, LL57 1DT, +44 1248 353368. Tells the story of the people of Bangor and Gwynedd over previous centuries. Free. 

Information about copyright

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Input taken over from:

Wikivoyage contributors, 'Bangor (Wales)', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 6 July 2019, 05:57 UTC, https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Bangor_(Wales)&oldid=3807268 [accessed 26 December 2019]

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63 km
0,2 km
5 m

GB-LL55 1RN Caernarfon

 

Old town/World heritage site

Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Market Street, Caernarfon

Caernarfon is a Royal town in Gwynedd, North-West Wales. Caernarfon is famous for its breathtaking castle and as a stronghold of the Welsh language. The castle and fortified complex is recognised on the UNESCO World Heritage List as one of the finest examples of late 13th century and early 14th century military architecture in Europe. It is one of the best places in the world to hear a living Celtic language, with over 80% of the local population speaking Welsh.

Caernarfon provides an good base for visiting other places of interest in North Wales. A few miles’ drive from Caernarfon is Snowdonia National Park which plays host to the highest mountain in Wales, and Anglesey, home of Beaumaris Castle, the last and largest of the castles to be built by King Edward I in Wales.

See

  • Caernarfon Castle (Carnarvon Castle), Castle Ditch, LL55 2AY, +44 1286 677617. opens 0930 (except Su in winter 1100), closes 1600 winter, 1700 spring / autumn, 1800 summer, last admission half an hour before closing, closed 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan. (Welsh: Castell Caernarfon). An impressive work began in 1283 by England's King Edward I as his planned seat of power in his attempt to subjugate Wales. Like Beaumaris, this castle was quite functional, although never 100% completed. admission £4.90, concessions £4.50, family £15. Caernarfon Castle on Wikipedia 
  • Black Boy Inn, Northgate Street, LL55 1RW, +44 1286 673604. Thought to date back to 1522, it is one of the oldest inns in North Wales. Located in Northgate Street - or 'Stryd Pedwar a Chwech' ('Four and Six Street') in Welsh, it is within the medieval town walls, with low-slung black beamed ceilings and walls of up to one and a half metres thick. The Inn is steeped in history, with four Inn signs each showing a 'black buoy' on one side and a 'black boy' on the other. Black Boy Inn on Wikipedia 
  • Doc Fictoria (Victoria Dock). Set alongside the beautiful harbour of Caernarfon, it includes a creative arts centre, a minute or two by foot from the town walls. It has a bar, cafe and restaurant, art exhibition, hosts concerts, films and events and is packed with small arty companies. 

Information about copyright

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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Input taken over from:

Wikivoyage contributors, 'Caernarfon', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 13 January 2019, 10:08 UTC, https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Caernarfon&oldid=3692559 [accessed 26 December 2019]

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128 km
0,0 km
58 m

GB-LL46 2YH Harlech

 

Castle/palace

Harlech Castle
Harlech Castle
Harlech Castle gatehouse

Harlech is a town in north Wales, the location of a magnificently-situated medieval castle (part of a World Heritage site) and the steepest street in the world, Ffordd Pen Llech.

Understand

Harlech is dominated by its castle, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Harlech Castle was built between 1283 and 1289 by Master James of St George for the English King Edward I, the conqueror of Wales. Designed on a concentric plan with a small but powerful inner ward dominated by an impressive twin-towered gatehouse and four round corner towers. It is has many similarities with the Krak des Chevaliers, Crusader Castle in Syria, over which Harlech has an important advantage: its own water supply.

Harlech was seized by Owain Glyn Dŵr during a rebellion/secessionist war in 1404 and held successfully by him for four years.

The old town centre, where most shops and restaurants are, sits upon the hillside around the castle, with more recent development being on the plain beneath the castle. The only two roads linking the two parts directly are very steep and narrow, and one is one-way (down) only.

See

  • Harlech Castle, Castle Square, +44 1766 780552, fax: +44 1766 780552. open 1 April - 31 May 9.30am - 5pm, 1 June - 30 September 9.30am - 6pm, 1 October - 31 October 9.30am - 5pm, 1 November - 31 March 9.30am (11am Sundays) - 4pm. One of four world heritage listed castles in Wales. Be aware that road signs direct drivers to the car park at the foot of the rock upon which the castle stands, from which it is a very steep climb. There is however a pay car park next to the entrance to the castle in the town, though this is small and will be busy at peak times. On street parking in the town is free but roads are narrow and spaces limited. admission adult £3.00, concession £2.50, family £8.50. Harlech Castle on Wikipedia 

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by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

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Input taken over from:

Wikivoyage contributors, 'Harlech', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 17 July 2019, 06:58 UTC, https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=Harlech&oldid=3812906 [accessed 26 December 2019]

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410 km
2,8 km
7 m

 

GB-CF64 Penarth

 

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